Friday, June 20, 2014

Book Review: Seasons of Tomorrow

As love restores Rhoda, a sudden tragedy is the test of faith she never saw coming.
More settled in her heart than ever before, Rhoda Byler feels a newfound confidence living in the Old Order Amish settlement she helped establish in Orchard Bend, Maine. Time has helped to heal the wounds of Rhoda’s recent severed relationship, and she finds that even her unusual gift of profound intuition is less of a burden as she continues to seek God’s wisdom for her future. She is happy to be working alongside the King family and the love of her life as they tend and nurture the settlement’s orchard.
Yet when Leah King’s involvement with Englischer Landon Olson becomes known outside of the Maine community, her disregard of the Ordnung could threaten all the Orchard Bend Amish are building. In the midst of addressing the discord, a shocking tragedy challenges the young settlement like never before, threatening to uproot Rhoda’s peace and the future of everything she holds dear.
When several members of Orchard Bend Farms are displaced, the estranged King brother is called upon to return. Can those who founded the new Amish community in Maine unite Or will the lingering pain of past hurts and present struggles result in the end of their dreams? 


I really enjoyed this book.  It took a while to get into because it is the fourth book in a series I haven't read, but will be soon.  Once I got about halfway through, I couldn't put it down.  One aspect that I really enjoyed was the real view she gave into an Amish lifestyle.  

You can read more about the book here

"I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review."

Sunday, June 8, 2014

This Week....

So true... But I love VBS, it's one of my favorite weeks of the year.  This year was especially epic.  We changed our usual three days to five days this year.  This was partly due to the fact that we had three extra helpers this year.  Pastor recruited the help of the Heartland VBS North team.  They did a great job helping with the kids.  

Clay, Step, and Jed. 

A hot, tired boy! 

The older guys were quite competitive on the jousting arena :)  

They had to pass the hula hoops from one person to the next without letting go of hands.

I was glad to have my piano students come for one evening. 

Setting up the inflatables.  

Mrs. Shem and Mrs. Ham boarding the ark.  Pastor did a great job building an ark in the auditorium.  We had skits all week, but I didn't get any pictures of it because I was working backstage.  

Little Timmey :) 

A final game before dismissing for the week.  

Over all, we had a great week.  There were around 24 people saved, one of which was a father that came with his kids.  We ended the week with a final service.  As it was starting, Jed was leading the kids in some songs and stopped and said "Ok, who wants to have another week"  All the kids loved the idea, but the workers were ready for a break :)  

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